Three Killed, Two Injured After Road Bridge Collapses In E China

A road bridge collapsed in Wuxi City, east China’s Jiangsu Province, on Thursday, trapping cars underneath the rubble.

 

Updated at 7:15 a.m. BJT, Friday 

 

At least three people died and two others were injured in the incident, local authorities confirmed on Friday.

 

Updated at 10:00 p.m. BJT, Thursday

 

Local authorities said Thursday that the bridge might have collapsed due to a heavily overloaded truck that had been plying on it.

 

 

Updated at 9:10 p.m. BJT, Thursday

 

Local police said three cars were trapped under the bridge when the incident happened. One of them was an empty parked car.

 

The incident occurred at a section of the 312 national highway in Wuxi City. Rescue efforts are currently underway.

 

 

7:50 p.m. BJT, Thursday

 

A bridge collapsed in east China’s Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province, on Thursday, according to local media.

 

The incident occurred at around 6:10 p.m. local time. At least two cars were trapped when the bridge fell.

 

There may be casualties, and rescuers have arrived on the scene, according to reports.

 

Source: CGTN